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Table 6 Predictors of 12-month changes in health-related quality of life (measured by SF-36)

From: Dietary weight loss and exercise interventions effects on quality of life in overweight/obese postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial

  12-month changes in HRQOL
  Physical functioning Role-physical Vitality Mental health
  β P β P β P β P
Change in weight -0.50 < 0.001 -0.67 0.001 -0.74 < 0.001 -0.15 0.04
Change in aerobic fitness 4.67 0.01 3.65 0.37 0.93 0.65 -0.15 0.91
Change in depression -0.12 0.10 -0.50 0.001 -0.42 < 0.001 -0.43 < 0.001
Change in perceived stress -0.58 0.02 -0.66 0.24 -0.79 0.004 -1.28 < 0.001
Change in social support 0.17 < 0.001 0.24 0.01 0.08 0.07 0.04 0.18
  1. The regression models were adjusted for group assignment, baseline health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores, and covariates (Physical functioning: baseline BMI, medication use, Role-physical: age, baseline BMI, Vitality: age, medication use, Mental health: medication use)